The Medical Communication Center is located on the rooftop of the medical center and is commonly referred to as "MEDCOM". Our highly trained staff provides services 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Below is a sample of some of the responsibilities of a Communications Coordinator:
- Receive patient care reports from pre-hospital providers for patients they are transporting to UVA Emergency Department.
- Provide pre-hospital providers the ability to speak with a physician for medical command as needed.
- Work with the ED Attendings to activate Trauma Alerts based on multiple factors.
- Activate the UVA Mass Casualty Plan when required.
- Activate the Hazardous Materials Plan when required.
- Closely monitor several radio frequencies
- Perform emergent and non-emergent dispatching for Medic V, Pegasus Ground, Pegasus Air, and the Neonatal Emergency Transport Team (NETS).
- Track events for Special Events Medical Management (SEMM)
- Monitor multiple 12-lead transmission software from pre-hospital providers.
- Provide flight following for transient aircraft.
- Coordinate all aircraft traffic at the University of Virginia.
- Work alongside Emergency Management personnel
- Activate the Hospital Diversion Plan when required
- Work within the TJEMS Regional MCI plan when activated
- Disseminate High Priority communications via E-Notify system
- Process Mutual Aid Requests
- Communicate with Emergency Department Team Manager
- Notify the Emergency Department Attending when critical patients are inbound to the Emergency Department.
- Work with the hospital command center when activated
- Activate the PAIP as required.
- Communicate with other agencies, including Shenandoah National Park
- Monitor various cameras throughout the medical center
- Track UVA Medical Transport Network vehicles via satellite GPS
If you are interested in joining our team as a Medical Transportation Communications Coordinator, click the appropriate link below: